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Placed at the foot of the Apuseni mountains and appreciated by tourists from various corners of the world, the Turda region has an impressive history and offers many attractions to visit.
A tour through the area will give you the opportunity to discover the Medieval Centre with its charming Baroque and Hungarian buildings, the History Museum, where you can visit the Roman Lapidary, the Migration Age, the Medieval and Modern Period and the Archaeology Exhibition.

Turda Salt Mine – Transylvania’s salt palace

 

The most important attraction is the Turda Salt Mine. Why do the tourists come here? Well, to admire the beauty of the salt mine and to benefit from the natural remedy for respiratory problem, this place becoming a true treatment and recovery centre.

Researchers say that salt formation in the Transylvanian basin took place 16 million years ago. Situated in the N-E part of Turda, the salt deposit covers an area of ​​approximately 45 square km. The average salt depth reaches 250 m and in the axial area of ​​the pit the salt thickness frequently exceeds 1200 m. The geological salt reserve of Turda is estimated at 38.750 million tons.

Today the Turda salt mine is divided into several galleries open to tourists such as Rudolf mine, Joseph mine – Echo Hall, Terezia mine, Gizela mine and Anton mine, along with many other corners whose stories are waiting to be discovered by tourists.

Tourists can enjoy in the Rudolf Mine and Theresa Mine: golf courses, billiard tables, synthetic football field, volleyball or handball fields, children’s playgrounds, bowling and an amphitheatre with 200 heated seats. Do not miss the superb view that you can surprise by climbing into the huge six-gondola fair wheel.

Other things you cannot miss if you visit the Turda salt mine

 

The Potaissa camp, located on the Arieș Valley, near the ancient Roman town of Potaissa, is the largest military camp in Roman Dacia, built by the Macedonian 5th Legion. In the western area were built thermae where Romanian soldiers treated their various rheumatic diseases. It is said that usually women were allowed to take a bath in the morning and men in the afternoon. In the centre of the camp lies a basilica legiones, where the soldiers worshiped the oriental god Mitras, considered the protector of the Roman army.

The Turda Gorge Natural Reserve, protected by UNESCO, is another objective perfect for photography. The gorge made by the Arieș Valley in the Trascău Mountains was formed by the erosion of limestone rocks by the Hașdade River. It is one of the best climbing areas in Romania and covers an area of ​​over 1.350 m with a height of 200 m. Impressive here is also the wild karstic landscape, where 1.000 species of plants and animals are found.